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Miss Myers, Mr. Coggins wed

Meredith Royall Myers and Parkes Browning Coggins, both of Richmond, Virginia were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The six-thirty ceremony was officiated by Reverend Ernest Worman, campus chaplain of Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. Ms. Sandra McLeod and Ms. Jennifer Schmale, violinists, provided the music for the ceremony; Mrs. Michelle Williams was the soloist. A reception immediately followed at Wachesaw Plantation.

May 16, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Robert Ariail -- May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 | | Viewpoint


New school leaders

Three Kershaw County schools will have new principals at the helm for the 2011-12 school year.

May 16, 2011 | | Education


Honor rolls announced at Lugoff Elementary School

Lugoff Elementary School has reported its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

May 16, 2011 | | Education


Happy 90th Birthday!

Eloise Rabon, of Lugoff, will celebrate her 90th birthday May 16 with friends and family at Springdale Health Care. Ms. Rabon is the proud mother of six children, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

May 16, 2011 | | People & Places


Local artist earns three awards in North Charleston Art Fest

Boykin artist Denise L. Greer took numerous awards at the North Charleston Art Fest earlier this month. All three of Greer's entries won an award. Greer's entries were Best in Show with a mixed media titled "Hung Out To Dry", first place watercolors titled "Talk To Me," and first place mixed media titled "Play Ground." The exhibit began April 29 and ran through May 7 at the North Charleston Convention Center.

May 16, 2011 | | People & Places


AAH team win

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) named the Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. as the 2010 Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Group of the Year for Kershaw County. The SCDOT presented the award to the group at the AAH awards ceremony April 7 in Columbia. The annual event is hosted by the SCDOT to recognize the volunteer-citizen groups, coordinators and SCDOT employees for their participation in the AAH program. Clem Watson (left), SCDOT chief engineer of operations, presented the 2010 AAH Outstanding Kershaw County Group Award to chapter members (from second left) Dyron Anderson, Perry Mills Sr., Thomas ...

May 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Late session business

Usually around the end of May the House and the Senate prepare for the end of session. Before the General Assembly can leave for the year, a budget must be passed. The State Fiscal Year ends on June 30. The Senate is currently working on its version of the budget. The House and Senate versions will be worked out in conference committee and brought before both chambers for a vote. The budget will then go to the Governor. The General Assembly makes arrangements to be in session in order to receive and act on any gubernatorial vetoes. In addition to ...

May 16, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed

• Kudos to the Kershaw County Library for joining a network that allows patrons to download audio books and e-books onto their computers and other electronic devices. As trends shift away from the printed page, the library isn't being left behind and is making changes necessary to continue as a relevant entity in a changing world. The local library has always been outstanding, and this is just one more development in a proud history.

May 16, 2011 | | Editorials


LFD scores state's top volunteer

April 15th became a very special day to remember for one of Lugoff Fire Department's career firefighting staff. Jack Truesdale, assistant chief of the Lugoff Fire Department, was awarded the 2011 Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

May 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Frankie L. Carroll

Frankie Lamont (Cave) Carroll, 32, died Wednesday. Born in Rembert, SC, he was the son of Frankie James and the late Thomasina Carroll. He was the adopted son of Stanley and Barbara Dinkins. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church with burial in the Haven of Rest Cemetery. Cooke Funeral Home is in charge.

May 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ms. Patterson, Mr. Whack plan summer wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wright of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Queen Latifah S. Patterson of Camden to Mr. Derek Whack of Bishopville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Choice and the late Mr. Ervin Whack.

May 16, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Dogs, Demons and Knights hold spring football games this week

Putting a different twist on their respective spring football games, Camden and Lugoff-Elgin and North Central will give their fans a sneak-peek into the 2011 fall season when they play their spring intra-squad games this week.

May 16, 2011 | | Sports


Ice to water

What's the matter? Well, Melissa Smith's third-grade students -- including Quad Patton, Gauge Peavy and Karly Emanuel -- at Wateree Elementary School know that their matter is a solid. They were given their solid (ice) and challenged to find the quickest method of changing it into a liquid. They chose friction and heat and led the class in changing their state of matter.

May 16, 2011 | | Education


Henrietta Boyd Chisolm

Mrs. Henrietta Boyd Chisolm, 74, of 901 Dicey Creek Road, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, May 13, 2011.

May 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Clarence Branham

Funeral service for Clarence Branham, 88, will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell

Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell of Kershaw, South Carolina, 80, the beloved wife of Dr. Danny Reese Blackwell, was the only child born to Ella Elizabeth Griffith (Nell) and Robert Earl Griffith on October 26, 1934, in Pageland, South Carolina. She was an alumna of Columbia College and College of Charleston.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin Bellamy

Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday, April 25, 2015 inHyco Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in the church Cemetery.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: GOP needs to broaden appeal

The Republican presidential field is already getting crowded, and the South Carolina GOP primary is often viewed as a bellwether for White House hopefuls. Because this is a conservative state, candidates in past years have often moved to the right while campaigning here. But a new poll shows Republican voters in South Carolina might be moving away from some of the hard-line social issues they have embraced in the past. As a side note, many political observers believe the party "had better get out of people's bedrooms if it wants to broaden its appeal."

April 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: 2016 -- The woman trap

WASHINGTON -- Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.

April 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Jenkins: Nature is all you need

Much has been made in the last few years about the disconnect between children and nature. Richard Louv popularized the issue in his best-selling book, Last Child in the Woods. While the trend isn't necessarily intentional, it cannot be ignored either. The awareness we are attached to something more is a key component to our continued existence upon Earth. Fortunately, I think the roots of this respect are already planted in the passions of the most perfect people, our children.

April 22, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mr. Hot Stuff snaps Decoy Daddy's run in Temple Gwathmey

Gil Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff and jockey Paddy Young returned to the races in the Middleburg (Va.) Spring's $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) on Saturday, and together they denied Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy a third straight victory by a neck. All Together finished third, and Staying On claimed fourth money.

April 22, 2015 | | Equine


EMSA Regatta returning to Lake Wateree this weekend

Lake Wateree will be awash with the sight of sails billowing in the breeze as the Wateree Sailing Club (WSC) will host its second annual Spring Midlands Multihull Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

April 22, 2015 | | Sports


Race to the Press Box 5k slated for May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High

The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

April 22, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rain postpones CHS, NC games

After having been rained out last Thursday night, Camden and North Central's baseball and softball teams' re-scheduled games had to be "re-re-scheduled" due to unplayable conditions and inclement weather on Monday night.

April 22, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Karate kids strike it rich after a strong showing in Raleigh

Kershaw County-based Carolina Family Karate took part in last month's AAU North Carolina State Karate Championship and returned home with 27 medals. The competition team is coached by Matthew Smith and competed in the disciplines of Kata, Kumite and Kobudo.

April 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS student-athletes' physicals set for Sunday

Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.

April 22, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Antley heads quartet headed into NRM Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Jockey Chris Antley, trainer King Leatherbury and the racehorses Lava Man and Xtra Heat have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the contemporary category.

April 22, 2015 | | Equine


Sidewalk Survey - April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


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